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Shoreham concrete plant granted a two-year extension to licence
10:00am Saturday 26th January 2013 in News
A concrete plant will remain operating for at least another two years – despite locals complaining it causes too much noise.
Developers applied to extend temporary permission for its aggregate site in New Wharf, Brighton Road, Shoreham, by three years.
West Sussex County Council’s planning committee was advised to approve the plans “given the lack of alternative uses for the site coming forward in the immediate future”.
Residents, local councillors and Adur District Council opposed the move adding it would have an “adverse impact of noise on residents”.
Speaking at the meeting, Councillor Liza McKinney, who represents Shoreham Beach on the district council, was concerned that there had been no consultation with residents in Hancock Way or Emerald Quay.
She added there had been many complaints to environmental health officials about the noise, particularly digger buckets scraping on concrete and hatch doors closing.
After hearing the complaints, the committee approved the permission but reduced the licence to two years so permission runs until December 2014.
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